Mourning Becomes Electra - Study Guide Play 2, Act 2 Summary & Analysis

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This scene is set in the family's sitting room, which, like the study, is dominated by family portraits. In this case, the paintings are of Abe Mannon and his wife. Hazel and Peter sit quietly as Orin continues to call out for his mother. They talk briefly about how ill Orin looks and then fall awkwardly silent as Orin and Christine come in together. They all argue playfully about who needs to be taken care of more, Orin or Christine. Christine says that she and Hazel will take care of Orin, and Hazel gets him a cushion for his back as he sits down. Orin comments on how Lavinia takes care of Ezra in the same way, and Christine reminds him that Ezra's dead and no-one can take care of him any more. Orin says that he still feels Ezra's presence, but Hazel gently reminds...

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